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## Homework Statement

A window has the shape of a square of side 2 surmounted by a semicir-

cle. Find its area. Express the computation in terms of the integral of the area form

w = dx ^ dy over a 2-chain in R2. Identify the chain.

## Homework Equations

## The Attempt at a Solution

I don't understand how to do this...

This is what I have so far

C={(x,y) in R2| x^2 + y^2 =1}

w=dx ^ dy

Area C=[tex]\int[/tex] 1.dxdy

singular 2-cube [tex]\sigma[/tex] : [0,1][tex]^{2}[/tex] [tex]\rightarrow[/tex] [tex]\textbf{R}^{2}[/tex] such that C=[tex]\sigma[/tex]([0,1][tex]^{2}[/tex])

The map

(r,[tex]\theta[/tex]) [tex]\mapsto[/tex] (x,y)

x=rcos[tex]\theta[/tex] , y=rsin[tex]\theta[/tex]

[0,2]x[0[tex]\pi[/tex]] [tex]\rightarrow[/tex] C

Then [tex]\sigma[/tex] : [0,1][tex]^{2}[/tex] [tex]\rightarrow[/tex] C:(r,s) [tex]\mapsto[/tex] (x,y)

x=rcos([tex]\pi[/tex]s)

y=rsin([tex]\pi[/tex]s)

1/2Area C= [tex]\int_{\sigma}[/tex] dx ^ dy

I don't know how to solve this. I've checked in many texts and online. I don't need a detailed solution. I just want to know how to compute the area of this semi circle and the 2x2 square and how to identify the chains...

Any help would be appreciated. :)